Whether you are a night owl or prefer hitting the sheets early, your beauty sleep is what you look forward to all day. After all, that’s one time you don’t have to think about your skin problems.

Just kidding, we are never not thinking about our skin woes. And, as it turns out, your bedtime is actually when you should be thinking about your skin issues because there’s a chance your bedding is contributing to your skin woes.

Your pillow, of all, is the one to blame for adding to your skin problems. Want to know how? Here are four ways your pillow is adding to your skin woes and how you can tackle it.   

 

Dry skin

Dry skin

If you’re using a cotton pillowcase, don’t be surprised if your skin becomes drier with each passing day. Cotton tends to soak up the moisture from your skin when you sleep on it, leaving it dry. To avoid this, opt for a silk pillow that doesn’t zap moisture and keeps your skin healthy.

 

Puffy eyes

Puffy eyes

If you thought your pillow has nothing to do with the puffiness and those pesky bags under your eyes, you were wrong. Sleeping on a flat pillow causes fluids to gather under your eyes, making the area puffy and making you look tired. Use a fluffy pillow that helps distribute the fluid and lets you wake up to fresh and de-puffed eyes.

 

Breakouts

Breakouts

Believe it or not, your pillow could be adding to your acne woes. How? The bacteria, oil and impurities transfer and camp in your pillowcase while you sleep and trigger acne whenever you use it. Change your pillowcase regularly to avoid it and use a clean pillow cover to keep bacteria and oil at bay.

 

Ageing signs

Ageing signs

A cotton pillowcase can make your face wrinkle and sag *yikes*. It forms sleep lines on your face while you doze off and dries out your skin resulting in premature ageing. Use a 100% silk pillowcase to keep signs of ageing at bay.